We thought it only fair to throw open the doors to the W* House and share with you how we’d fit out our dream digs. From consoles to cupboards, beds to bookcases, the W* House features our favourite pieces of design from across the globe, room by room. When it comes to sharing our finds, we wanted to keep things simple, letting you furnish your house with the click of a mouse, the Wallpaper* way. 

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‘Fizi’ and ‘Float’ table lamps

Articolo Lighting
Price on request

Articolo gives its sculptural lighting a new lease of life with fresh table iterations. The Australian artisan lighting studio adds rich materials to its handblown pieces like hints of brass and warm marble turning them into geometric ornaments for the home. Articolo are also celebrating the opening of a new Melbourne showroom to coincide with the launches, designed by architect David Goss.

‘Globe’ lamp


American interior design studio Workstead favours a minimalist palette in its designs. The studio has expanded its ’Signal’ lighting range with a new addition, the ‘Globe’ lamp. The delicate piece features a thin pull chain and a large glass globe for a poetic, jewel-like finish. ‘Globe’ is available in brass, silver and nickel finishes.

‘S5 Torch’ lighting bunch

Sylvain Willenz / Established & Sons

In an ultra modern take on the chandelier, Sylvain Willenz’s ’S5 Torch’ for Established & Sons references both the torch and car headlights in its playful design. Combining a bundle of five black lights in varying sizes, each one bearing a grainy matt exterior surface, the bold light is a showstopping centrepiece and features a 140cm drop that is ideal for double height spaces.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

’Sat’ reading lamp

Pietro Russo / Pietro Russo Design
Price on request

Milan-based Studio Pietro Russo Design had an eclectic array of inspirations for its ’Sat Reading’ lamp, from nature to science fiction. The whimsical design sees a dodecagonal brass ferrule sat between two opal glass pieces, appearing like a robotic lens. This is held together by a polychrome marble base to create a retro-futuristic table lamp. The playful piece arrives in a magnitude of contrasted marble finishes, suiting a host of different environments.

Writer: Luke Halls


’Half Charlotte’ lamp

Studio Fuksas / Slamp
Price on request

Slamp’s latest architectural collaborations bring big names to small lights. Alongside new products by Daniel Libeskind and the late Zaha Hadid, there is ‘Charlotte’, a set of three lights by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas. The venerable Italian modernists have created a multilayered design that references the structural mesh of many of their major glass buildings. It can be hung or placed on the floor, creating architectural statements through the mix of veiled light and shadow.

Writer: Jonathan Bell

‘WireRing’ lamp

Formafantasma / Flos
Price on request

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of design studio Formafantasma have always had a penchant for poetic illumination. And this year was definitely a light year for the pair, who presented both an immersive retrospective of their past lighting works, as well as two new lamps developed with Italian lighting giant Flos. Their ‘WireRing’ wall lamp is a simple idea turned into a functional feat of technology, combining a geometric form with a belt-like LED strip. Available in a variety of colours and finishes, the ‘WireRing’ lamp is an example of minimal design achieving maximum effect.

Photography: Baker Evans. Writer: Rosa Bertoli

’VL38’ desk lamp

Vilhelm Lauritzen / Louis Poulsen

One of Denmark’s leading architects, Vilhelm Lauritzen also created a number of fixtures and fittings, and Louis Poulsen has relaunched one of the best, the ‘VL38’ lamp. Originally created for Copenhagen’s Radio House in the 1930s, it is now available in black and chrome.

Writer: Jonathan Bell

‘Look’ lamps

Matteo Thun / Simes
Price on request

Italian architect Matteo Thun’s ‘Look’ lamps for Simes are made of glass, oiled teak and die-cast aluminium in a burnished bronze or white finish. Available in two sizes, the outdoor lamps release a discreet downward glow that offers just enough illumination to create an atmospheric effect.

‘Lantern Light’ table lamp

Neri & Hu / Classicon

Neri & Hu were inspired by a 1977 Vico Magistretti creation for their collaboration with Munich-based brand ClassiCon. The Italian designer’s ‘Lyndon’ light (also Neri’s first name, coincidentally) was a metal structure holding a glass ball – an upright rod with an illuminated tip, which Neri & Hu liken to ‘its ancient predecessor, the fiery torch’. The pair’s reinterpretation, which commemorates the tenth anniversary of Magistretti’s death, is made of brass and hand-blown crystal and, while the original design had a metal ring encircling each glass globe, Neri & Hu’s airy creation features a handle-like appendage that leaves more space for the glass to shine.

Photography: Paola Dossi

’Dome’ lamps

Analogia Project / Slamp

Designer Andrea Mancuso and architect Emilia Serra have worked together, under the Analogia Project tag, since meeting at the Royal College of Art in 2010. Recent projects have included an installation for WallpaperSTORE* during Milan Design Week and this collaboration with lighting company Slamp. Taking inspiration from Roman architecture and mosaics of Medusa, the ‘Dome’ lamp features an LED source that reflects light through a discreet play of colours and transparency. Slamp’s manufacturing of the piece, available in two sizes and in a range of hues, combines cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship.

‘Aida’ table lamp

Angelo Mangiarotti / Karakter Copenhagen

Italian architect Angelo Mangiarotti was better known for his buildings and sculptures, but he also designed some sublime lighting pieces. Danish brand Karakter is reissuing his ‘Aida’ lamp, designed in 1988 for Veart. It’s a perfectly balanced piece consisting of a slanted black base and a frosted glass shade connected by a slim stem. The light bulb, meanwhile, is hidden in the base, illuminating the shade from below to cast a soft glow.

Photography: Rebecca Scheinberg. As originally featured in the July 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*220)

‘Kiritam’ table lamp

Ettore Sottsass / Venini

Design world darling Ettore Sottsass would have been 100 this year, and it is being seen by all who brushed shoulders with him and his studio, and others besides, as an excuse to raid his archive and reissue forgotten works. You’ll hear no complaints here. This lamp is a Murano glass and metal gem designed by Sottsass in 1994, and manufactured by Venini. One of two pieces inspired by his travels in India to be reissued by the glass masters this year (the other reissue will be the ‘Ratrih’ floor lamp), the ‘Kiritam’ table lamp represents his love of geometric stacks or totems, with the glass volumes themselves forming the bulk of the sculptural piece.

As originally featured in the June 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*219)

‘Caged’ lighting

Massimo Minale / Buster + Punch
From £199

‘Caged’ is a new collection of modular lighting solutions from lifestyle brand Buster & Punch that was inspired by London’s steel skyline. Designed by architect Massimo Minale, the flattering ambient light is framed by a graphic outline of solid matte black steel, finished with a matte black knurled lamp holder and penny buttons. Comprising eight interchangeable wall and ceiling light options and colours, ‘Caged’ adds industrial panache to any home.

‘Valigia’ table lamp

Ettore Sottsass / Roche Bobois
From £620

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, who passed away in 2007, Roche Bobois has reissued his classic ‘Valigia’ lamp. The Memphis desk lamp feels just as contemporary today as when it was created 40 years ago. It comprises a single bent metal plate on top of four, lacquer-coated steel legs. The original red and black version is complemented by a new white and black edition for 2017.

’XO Light’

Studio Edwards / Rakumba

It can’t be a surprise to anyone that in the W* House, well-designed, good lighting is de rigueur. Nothing spoils the mood more than an inelegant shade that throws off equally unappealing light. Which explains why we’re making ceiling space for ‘XO Light’. Designed by the Melbourne-based Studio Edwards in collaboration with the Australian industrial manufacturer Rakumba, the silhouette of the pendant lamp is drawn directly from the world of sailboat racing and yacht design.

Three slender strips of satin-brushed brass form a stylised exo-skeleton – which, in turn, gives the lamp its moniker. When put under tension, these battens, says lead designer Ben Edwards, give shape to the ‘sail’ of the lamp covering, itself made of stitched opalescent PVC. When turned on, the tridonic LED gives off a soft glow that, with the lamp’s streamlined curves, creates the impression of a boat in full sail at dawn.

‘There’s an emphasis on technical skills here,’ Edwards says, referencing the scientific approach that is becoming the hallmark of his fledgling studio, which is currently working on a gallery/hotel in Melbourne’s St Kilda, as well as a pop-up store for a New Zealand cosmetic brand.


’Signal’ lighting collection

From £1,250

Brooklyn based studio Workstead explores elegant minimalism in their recent lighting launch. A rich use of brass, bronze and hand sanded acrylic make up the simple silhouettes, providing a poetic, ambient glow. Available as sconce, flush mount, or pendant form, the fixture is paired with a pull chain and matching rod for a practical yet muted addition. Described by Workstead as ’hieroglyphic’ models, the ornamental aesthetic allows them engage with the surrounding in which they inhabit.

’Kilo TL Nero Portoro’ lamp

Kalmar Werkstätten

Kalmar Werkstätten releases another limited edition ’Kilo’ design, this time in a darker marble. The Austrian brand’s lamp embodies a slim polished nickel stem that contrasts its jet black Nero Portoro marble stand, set with natural golden veins. The base is paired with an impressively large silken shade that further cajoles with the model’s balance.

’Babel’ lamp

Ángel Jové / Santa & Cole

To honour its 30th anniversary this year, Spanish lighting company Santa & Cole has reissued its sculptural ‘Babel’ lamp. Originally designed by graphic designer and illustrator Ángel Jové in 1971, the lamp is made from smooth alabaster from the Spanish village of Sarral, its robust form evoking the geometric linearity of the art deco period while exuding an architectural, totemic elegance – a combination ahead of its time, and no less relevant today. As each lamp is meticulously crafted by hand, no two are alike, and they are just as impactful on a tabletop as on the floor.

As originally featured in the November 2016 issue of Wallpaper* (W*212)


’Paul Smith Edition 3’ desk lamp

Paul Smith / Anglepoise

This is the third time the two eloquent British brands Anglepoise and Paul Smith have joined forces to interpret the former’s classic Type 75, this time in bright primary colours, inspired by the De Stijl movement pioneered by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg. Combining the unmistakable modernist form of an Anglepoise with the unique handprint of the fashion designer, they celebrate impeccable yet abstract style and function.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*


’Shade’ Lamp

Masquespacio / Raco
€ 585,15

In a fully Spanish endeavour, the ’Shade’ lamp unusually blends raffia, leather, marble and brass. Designed by Masquespacio for lighting brand Raco, all of the segments are artisan crafted in its geometric, postmodern form. The range of warm textures provide an abstract yet luxurious addition to the home


Caroline Prisse / Lensvelt

Netherlands-based contract furniture brand Lensvelt presents BULBS, a unique range of hand-blown hanging lights. Designed by Caroline Prisse, the spheres of light are not perfectly round, each lamp sports a concave indent, a quality Prisse argues ‘makes the objects look human’. The pendants are available in six hues of transparent green, yellow, blue and red.

’Panthella’ mini table lamp

Verner Panton / Louis Poulsen

Louis Poulsen has launched its mini-version of the iconic ’Panthella’ lamp, designed by Verner Panton in 1971.Featuring the original semi-spherical lamp and tumpet-shaped foot, Panthella MINI features painted metal shades available in eight striking colours from Verner Panton’s own palette: yellow, orange, pink, red, mauve, blue and two shades of green. In addition, Panthella MINI has three light intensities and cutting-edge LED technology.


Sliced Sphere

Frederik Roijé
From €229

This dynamic light from international design studio Frederik Roijé comprises a hollow globe of powder coated steel with a characteristic, diagonal cut through the middle that light atmospherically shines through. Staying true to the firm’s graphic style, ’Sliced Sphere’ hangs elegantly in a cluster or on its own as a feature pendant. Available in a range of tones including an earthy brick brown and copper green, or a lustrous gold version for a sleeker finish.


Boris Klimek / Lasvit

Based on a fascination with transparency and perception, Boris Klimek’s ’Lollipop’ collection of tables and lighting for Lasvit is at once playful and functional. Experimenting with the technique of slumped glass, Klimek has combined organically-shaped glass plates with a metal holder and an inserted light source to produce the ’Lollipop’ pendant light. The result is a stunning centrepiece light that also offers a beautifully distorted view of reality through a turquoise lens.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

’Papillon’ wall light

Bernhardt & Vella / Arflex

An appliqué light that plays with transparency, colour and geometry, ‘Papillon’ was designed by the Milan-based studio of Ellen Bernhardt and Paola Vella as part of a collection that also includes a series of room dividers in a similar style. The asymmetric light is formed of contrastingly coloured glass shapes with two LED strips held in place by a brass axis. It’s the first glass project by Arflex and an elegant addition to the company’s eclectic furniture range.


Daniel Rybakken / J Hill’s Standard
Price on request

Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken’s collaboration with Irish glass specialist J Hill’s Standard has resulted in a collection of crystal glass and anodised aluminium lamps that combines delicate craftsmanship with a contemporary edge.

Press floor lamp

Nendo / Lasvit

The glass tube in this floor lamp is pressed as though it has been pinched, lending itself to the name. Designed by Tokyo-based studio Nendo for Bohemian glass specialist Lasvit, it is has been created fully out of smoke-hued glass. The light source is simply placed in the tube’s narrow point, allowing it to appear soft and sculptural.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*


Alberto Biagetti / Venini

From Alberto Biagetti’s ’Edi’ collection of lights, this table lamp was conceived and designed as real light bulbs, but with a twist. Here, the filament has been replaced with a piece of sculptural glass constructed from multi-coloured Murano glass canes, which offer soft tones to the LED light.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Ilse Crawford / Wästberg

Born of a collaboration between eminent Swedish design-house, Wästberg, and coveted British designer, Ilse Crawford, this unique table lamp with NL plug utilises – alongside years of impressive design innovation – the power of materials to evoke sensory and emotional responses in the viewer. Sand-casted iron, treated with a burnt vegetable oil, is used to portray a sense of stability, reliability and trust. Beech wood gives an impression of warmth and life, while mineral plastic has been specially chosen for its intimate glow and tactility. In collaboration, these materials and the designers behind their marriage, bring to the surface a unique concept of beauty within the visceral realm of interior accessories.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*


Dan Yeffet / Veronese
From €1950

Paris-based Dan Yeffet presents this subtle lighting fixture that merges two elegant materials: Murano glass and marble. Shaping the piece as if a refined vessel, the symmetrical model hones in on the quality of the materials with sleek curves and its circular grey or tobacco edges. The minimalist design allows for its size to get experimental with a colossal version available at 111cm, making ’Highlight’ an ornamental addition to the room.

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